Braving The Rain In Navy

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(Jeans – Exact, Blazer – Exact, Wellies – Exact, Scarf – Exact)

Firstly I’m going to start this post by saying please do excuse my hair here! As you know from me saying time and time again, it’s just so windy and rainy here all the time now, it’s sort of become difficult to take my photos not in the rain. So yeah, my hair is damp and frizzy from the wet and the wind, which is why it looks a complete state, ha ha. I did have my big parka coat on as well with the hood up and buttoned up to the top, to keep me warm and dry, but it didn’t look so good for the photos, which is why I took it off.

I’m wearing my new Zara Navy Blue Blazer which I got in the sale a couple of weeks ago. It has the most amazing burgundy elbow patches which I think really make the jacket! It’s really traditional since it’s a wool blazer, but I feel like the colour combination of it just makes it current and modern. I paired the blazer with my Diesel Skinzee Skinny Jeans as I love pairing dark navy blue with lighter blue, to keep the colour theme, but give it a contrast. Of course I had to wear my trusty Hunter Original Tall Navy Gloss Wellies again as I pretty much can’t leave the house without them at the moment and then I threw on my new Zara Burgundy and Navy Scarf for warmth. I also picked this up in the sale for a great price and it’s so soft and warm, I’m glad I did! I had had my eye on it for a while, so I’m glad it stayed in stock during the sale! Speaking of wellies though, I’ve been thinking of getting a new pair and I have seen some really cool printed pairs on Jones Bootmaker from Joules. You may remember I own some Joules black gloss wellies with pink ribbons at the back, so I was thinking I need a new pair! I’m not sure if I want to get a printed fun pair like in the link, or a pair of classic black wellies which I can wear with everything!

You may notice a couple of these photos are in a different location as I wasn’t able to shoot the close up photos in the rain, it had started to down pour and they were coming out blurry, so I took the close up details the next day when surprisingly the rain had stopped for a little while and the sun had come out! I definitely don’t recommend taking outfit photos in these conditions as they aren’t the best, but unfortunately I didn’t have a choice as I wasn’t seeing my boyfriend for two weeks and wouldn’t have any. Anyway, what do you think of the outfit? Do you like it? I thought I would wear something a little more traditional and country, since I live in Bath!

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Written by Lorna Burford

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  1. David
    January 6, 2014 / 9:27 pm

    sexy! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • January 6, 2014 / 9:44 pm

      Lol, I didn’t think you would say that about this one ๐Ÿ™‚

      • David
        January 6, 2014 / 10:12 pm

        So what was I supposed to say then? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

        • January 6, 2014 / 10:27 pm

          That you didn’t like it lol ๐Ÿ™‚

          • David
            January 6, 2014 / 10:31 pm

            How can I not like it? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ sexy hair, got my ass shot,and you look classy! ๐Ÿ˜‰

            • January 6, 2014 / 10:43 pm

              Ha ha, I looked really bad in my opinion!

              • David
                January 6, 2014 / 10:45 pm

                ?? You NEVER look bad Lorna! You know why? Your name, Lovely Lorna! ๐Ÿ˜‰

                • January 6, 2014 / 10:59 pm

                  I will just politely say thank you to you then ๐Ÿ™‚

                  • David
                    January 6, 2014 / 11:04 pm

                    ๐Ÿ™‚ You and Adam gonna move togheter this year? ๐Ÿ˜‰

                    • January 6, 2014 / 11:12 pm

                      Never know what will happen, we just take things as they come and see what happens!

                    • David
                      January 6, 2014 / 11:14 pm

                      Think I need to make a trip to Bath and talk some sense to you! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • January 6, 2014 / 9:57 pm

      Thank you so much ๐Ÿ™‚

    • January 6, 2014 / 10:27 pm

      Thanks Kiri ๐Ÿ™‚

    • January 7, 2014 / 2:31 am

      Thanks Kayla!

  2. Karsten
    January 6, 2014 / 10:38 pm

    One day, I need to do some deep research as to how on earth wellies became fashionable ๐Ÿ™‚
    The very same dirty, floppy, foot-sweat producing wellies which we usually wore to keep us dry from ankle-deep rainwater puddles, blobs of mud and other nasties, and generally just keep us safe from the rainy british and scandinavian climate.
    But combining them with the blazer actually works nicely. You look like a lady of the gentry.
    The young frizzy haired lady of the manor about to walk her setter or spaniel, or getting ready for a morning ride on her favorite horse. Always looking deceptively casual, but secretly coveted by every man around her for almost effortless sensuality. My god, I’m already 10 minutes in to an episode of ‘Midsumer Murders’ .
    In other words, I love this look, Lorna.

    • January 6, 2014 / 10:46 pm

      Oh my gosh lol, it’s like reading a novel! Since I’m a country girl though, it’s the right attire to wear! And since it’s raining so much, wellies do their job! The thing with Hunters is they don’t make your feet sweaty at all, they are a really good boot and really comfortable, so no sweat happens at all, otherwise I would hate them! I hate sweaty feet lol ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Karsten
    January 6, 2014 / 11:38 pm

    Discussing sweaty feet with a night owl country girl is what makes you, your personality, and your blog such a joy. Almost makes me forget the embarrassment of getting sweaty hands from some of your sexier looks.

    • January 7, 2014 / 12:07 am

      Thank you! I’m glad you like it! And I will follow you back!

  4. Keira
    January 7, 2014 / 12:49 am

    The floral ones are nice but I agree that you wouldn’t be able to pair them with that many outfits. They’d be fantastic for gardening though!

    I think the reason why Hunters work so well is because they’re so obviously functional that they don’t really clash with anything. They do get paired with jeans a lot though which can be a bit frustrating if you like variety, particularly in this weather! I’ve been thinking about wearing them with shorts and long socks or tights on warmer days just to mix things up a bit.

    • January 7, 2014 / 2:30 am

      Yeah, I think I am going to go for the plain black ones! I can wear so much with those! They do really work well for practicality and they just become accepted now, especially here as it rains constantly, it’s not unusual at all to see people out in their wellies, it’s completely normal! I’m glad they started to do them in brighter colours and make the more fashionable! I’ve seen people wear theirs with dresses and shorts before and I think they can look really cool, in a festival glam kind of way!

  5. January 7, 2014 / 3:15 am

    Your hair doesn’t look wind-blown at all. Looks rather pleasing, actually. I am in love with your blazer. The patches on the elbows give it character. Thanks for sharing this elegant and unique outfit. See you next time.

    • January 7, 2014 / 12:12 pm

      Thank you so much, I’m really glad you like it!

  6. Roosa
    January 7, 2014 / 1:17 pm

    Looks like you guys are getting some rain in there! I hate it when it rains and it’s hard to take good pictures for blog posts, but these photos are really great ๐Ÿ™‚ I love that scarf by the way!

    http://passionblogi.blogspot.fi/

    • January 7, 2014 / 1:18 pm

      Yeah, it’s been raining and flooding so badly, it’s awful. Thank you though ๐Ÿ™‚

    • January 7, 2014 / 3:17 pm

      Thank you TJ ๐Ÿ™‚

    • January 7, 2014 / 4:12 pm

      Ha ha, thanks Heather ๐Ÿ™‚

    • January 7, 2014 / 6:29 pm

      Thank you!!

    • January 7, 2014 / 8:40 pm

      Thank you!!

  7. January 7, 2014 / 9:12 pm

    great blazer

    • January 7, 2014 / 10:45 pm

      Thanks Amy!

    • January 8, 2014 / 4:22 am

      Thank you Kelly!

  8. Eric R
    January 8, 2014 / 7:51 am

    Top notch outfit Lorna, love the entirety of it. The blazer is very cute, the kind im looking for as well and a nice touch with the rugby stripe scarf. Of course the wellies never cease to amaze me, you just look so great in them i can hardly believe it. Also are you sure those wellies are gloss and not original? I feel like the glosses have much more shine to them. Regardless, still look fabulous in them. Keep up the great work, i am recommending your blog to any of my fashion friendly friends!

    • January 8, 2014 / 12:53 pm

      Oh I’m 100% certain they are gloss, they used to be really shiny, but since I’ve worn them so much in the rain and never ever cleaned them, they aren’t as shiny lol. They have water marks and dust all over them which takes the gloss away, but I prefer them that way as I don’t like them too shiny, I prefer the matte look! I just ordered matte black original talls! I found them for an amazing price! And thank you for recommending me to people, that’s so kind!

    • January 8, 2014 / 12:51 pm

      Thank you!!

  9. January 8, 2014 / 10:42 am

    Love your outfit! The shoes are amazing!Kiss

    • January 8, 2014 / 12:51 pm

      Thank you!!

    • January 8, 2014 / 12:52 pm

      Yeah, it’s a nice shade, I was originally wearing lipstick when I shot the looks, but due to the constant rain and wind and being out for a while, it had come off so it wasn’t possible ๐Ÿ™

  10. Eric R
    January 8, 2014 / 2:39 pm

    Yay your welly collection is growing too! Cannot wait to see the black ones on you, they truly are the most versatile color next to navy blue. My next color hunters on my list is yellow!

    • January 8, 2014 / 3:18 pm

      Yep, I think that makes my 4th pair! 3 Hunters (2 tall, 1 short) and then 1 Joules!

    • January 8, 2014 / 5:44 pm

      Thank you anita!

  11. Eric R
    January 8, 2014 / 6:37 pm

    I really think a white pair would look very cute on you, theyd be great on a sunny day or in the snow

    • January 8, 2014 / 7:07 pm

      I’ve never even seen a white pair from Hunter before. I think they would be too bright for me though, I tend to favour darker wellies. I love the chocolate colour, those are next on my list if I decided to get more lol!

    • January 9, 2014 / 2:23 pm

      It’s cool, but it’s quite similar to my Navy or Dark Ruby, so I wouldn’t be inclined to get them.

  12. Eric R
    January 9, 2014 / 4:38 pm

    Gotcha. How about the green? Ive thought about adding that next as well but i need a green and white rugby to go with it

    • January 9, 2014 / 4:59 pm

      Yeah, I have often contemplated the dark green, but then I don’t know if it’s too ‘farmer’ for me lol. I definitely would love chocolate though!

  13. Eric R
    January 10, 2014 / 7:34 am

    The chocolate ones are really nice. I think id like a pair as well. I wore my pink wellies out shopping today, got some really great compliments. One lady was nice enough to notice i wear them for a cause, so i bought a polo from her to help her commision.

    • January 10, 2014 / 11:13 am

      Oh that’s nice of you and nice of her!

  14. January 10, 2014 / 12:23 pm

    I liked this outfit a lot, especially because of the scarf, I think it looks great! The blazer is really nice too, I love blazer as they go with everything!

    xoRosie
    Rosie’s Life

    • January 10, 2014 / 12:25 pm

      Thank you Rosie!

    • January 17, 2014 / 4:38 pm

      Oh did you? I didn’t know you were into dresses too! How does it fit?

  15. Eric R
    January 19, 2014 / 3:33 pm

    Its my very first. Like a glove! Its so pretty i just love to twirl in it. Very cozy too, its a nice stretch material. I recommend this to anyone

    • January 19, 2014 / 3:44 pm

      Worn with your wellies?

  16. Eric R
    January 20, 2014 / 2:04 pm

    Lol no maybe when i buy me a pencil skirt one ill wear my hunters with it. With the swing skirt i wore a white crinoline to give the skirt its poof and some red pumps with white bows on the fronts and just the base white belt. Ill eventually get a 2 inch one for some added waist. So what do you think??

    • January 20, 2014 / 2:11 pm

      I couldn’t say as I haven’t seen it lol. It’s a very pretty dress though if you have the figure to pull it off, that’s for sure!

  17. Eric R
    January 20, 2014 / 6:13 pm

    Yeah agreed its amazing i just love how it pops! The model in the pic actually inspired me, her name is doris mayday i met her in vegas and she convinced me to start wearing dresses. My next dress is going to be a rugby dress

    • January 20, 2014 / 6:14 pm

      Do you wear them out or just indoors?

  18. Eric R
    January 20, 2014 / 6:55 pm

    Oh i wear them out. I have only worn my red sailor dress out once to a dance club. I got all dolled up and went out with my gay friend and had fun.

    • January 20, 2014 / 7:54 pm

      That’s cool! Does he wear dresses too?

  19. Eric R
    January 20, 2014 / 11:37 pm

    No but he really encourages me to. He said i looked beautiful, which is a compliment i had never heard but loved hearing. So i got dressed up and went out and unwinded. Had so much fun now all i wanna do is go dress shopping lol

    • January 20, 2014 / 11:57 pm

      Lol! It’s great when you find something you love isn’t it!

  20. Eric R
    January 22, 2014 / 2:39 pm

    Omg yes! I have a passion for hunters and preppy outfits already now i have one for dresses. Could i show you some ideas i have for my next dress? Could use an opinion on which is cuter =D

    • January 22, 2014 / 3:51 pm

      If you want to!

  21. Eric R
    January 22, 2014 / 3:57 pm

    Awesome i will ill have to compile some links. Btw i reached out to Hunter Boots in an email about having more color options in mens sizes and they responded saying they will remember my feedback for future reference! Glad to see my favorite boots brand is listening!

    • January 22, 2014 / 5:42 pm

      Hopefully! That will be cool!

  22. Adam
    February 6, 2014 / 8:49 pm

    Looking nice!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • February 6, 2014 / 9:02 pm

      Thank you Adam ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Jรธrgen
    May 16, 2014 / 6:27 pm

    WOW Think You looking very sexy in You`r tight Diesel skin zee jeans ๐Ÿ™‚ Love the outfit ๐Ÿ™‚

    • May 16, 2014 / 7:18 pm

      Thank you very much!

  24. Sebastian
    January 6, 2015 / 1:20 pm

    Love the scarf, must say, the high wellies look much better on you!

    • January 6, 2015 / 1:32 pm

      Yeah I think so too!

  25. Koert
    January 11, 2015 / 8:07 pm

    Hi Lorna, Wow what sexy pictures. I must say that I really like them as I have a bit of a thing for women looking sexy in hunter boots and wearing hot jeans. You are a really beautiful woman. Maybe a bit of a weird question, but how do you feel about men wearing Hunter boots?

    • January 11, 2015 / 8:51 pm

      Thank you! I have numerous posts of myself in wellies if you like them! It’s here http://raindropsofsapphire.com/tag/wellies as I love them! I see guys in Hunter wellies all the time, I’m from the countryside so it’s a very common thing for me to see. I think they can look great!

      • Koert
        January 12, 2015 / 4:26 pm

        Wow, thank you Lorna. I really like the pictures especially the navy look. Good to see guys are wearing hunter wellies in England. I believe it is a bit uncommon in The Netherlands, could you perhaps give me some advice of which Hunter wellies I should buy? I almost feel inclined to send you a picture of me.

        • January 12, 2015 / 5:10 pm

          It depends entirely on your calf sizing, some guys need the adjustable back while others are fine with the normal. But I think the classic black, blue, brown or green are great for guys!

  26. August 11, 2016 / 10:07 pm

    The blazer is great – but I really love the scarf! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • August 12, 2016 / 12:09 am

      Thank you ๐Ÿ˜€

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